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The Postcolonial Middle Ages (The New Middle Ages)

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The increased importance of minority and subjugated voices has led to a new interest in the effects of colonization and displacement on medieval culture. The essays examine the establishment of colony, empire, and nationalism in order to expose the mechanisms of oppression through which “aboriginal,” “native” or simply pre-existent cultures are displaced, eradicated, or tr
Paperback, 296 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Palgrave Us, Print Us (first published 2000)
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I think this book is so grand, here's an essay I wrote about it:

A persistent conundrum of historical inquiry lies in whether a pattern or trend inheres in the subject time period itself, in that time period's ideal self, or in the historiography about that time period. Phrased another way, would a medieval person agree with the characteristic I purport to identify about the Middle Ages (and which medieval person at that, which Middle Ages)? This question is worth asking and remembering while exp...more
This book is so cool! Well, in a weird way, it is. 14 different essays consider medieval texts from a postcolonial framework. The convergence of these two fields provides a fresh new perspective to each.
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